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Sevenoaks Primary School

SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally-Parent
We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary-Parent
Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent

2. Archive Newsletter 12.05.17

Friday 12th
2:00pm 5A assembly to parents/carers
Tuesday 16th        
3C, 3B and gala training swimming
1C trip to Bodiam Castle
Wednesday 17th
Foundation Stage hearing tests
Thursday 18th
Foundation Stage hearing tests
Years 3 &4 Tri Golf at Westerham Golf Course
Monday 22nd
Year 2 trip to Knole Park
Tuesday 23rd
1B, 1C, 3C, 3B swimming
Wednesday 24th
Rugby at Sevenoaks Rugby Club (yrs 5&6)
Thursday 25th
Swimming Gala at Swanley Leisure Centre – selected pupils
Friday 26th
Monday 5th June
Tuesday 6th
Tigers, Lions, 3C, 3B and booster swimming
Tuesday 13th
Tigers, Lions, 3C, 3B and booster swimming
Girls’ football at Knole Academy
Wednesday 14th
Key Stage 2 sports morning
Thursday 15th
2C trip to Wakehurst Place
Friday 16th
2A & 2B trip to Wakehurst Place
Tuesday 20th
6:45pm Information evening for Foundation Stage starters 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

This fortnight’s newsletter will be brief, following the third issue of our New Build Newsletter sent out this week. I hope you found it a good read, and gave you an idea of the building’s progress, as well as our incredible fundraising efforts!

Security reminder

Our aim is to make Sevenoaks Primary School safe, happy and welcoming to everyone” – Sevenoaks Primary security motto.

We do recognise that in order to achieve this goal, it does require the patience and understanding of all concerned – good security can be frustrating!

Please may I remind you all that, should you wish to speak to a teacher, to contact the school office for an appointment.

If you need to enter any of the school buildings for any reason, it is imperative that you first sign in at the main reception. All visitors should wear a lanyard for the duration of their visit to the school. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out and leave your lanyard.

I appreciate that these might seem obvious instructions, but it is for the security of all children and staff.

Parking at the Adult Education Centre
Back in October 2016, the Adult Education Centre kindly agreed that their car park could be used by us to drop off children in the mornings only, so they can walk to school via the pathway at the top of the site.
This is a temporary arrangement, which will come to an end when the current building work ends. It was agreed on the understanding that:

· This is to allow you to drop off children only. The car park will not be available for collection at the end of the school day

· Please vacate the car park as safely and as soon as possible to ensure that other parents can make use of this arrangement. All cars must be removed by 9:00am.
This arrangement was a generous offer by the Adult Education Centre. However, they do retain the right to withdraw from this, if the above rules are not adhered to.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Alan Duffy
Overview Plans – years 1-6
We would like to remind you that the overview plans for terms 5&6 can be found on the school website under Parent Information – Year Group Information – choose year group.
They can also be found using the links below:
Vacancies at Sevenoaks Primary
Breakfast Club staff
We currently have vacancies for Breakfast Club staff. The hours are from 7:30 – 9:00am five days a week, term time only. We would also consider applications with job-share options.
Midday Supervisor staff
We are actively recruiting for Midday Supervisors. The hours are approximately 1.5 per day, five days a week, term time only.
For an application form for both positions, please contact Mrs Sermon on 01732 453952, by email: or drop by the school office.


Uniform shop opening times

The school uniform shop will be open on the following dates from 2:45 – 3:45pm
Monday 22nd May
Monday 12th June
Monday 26th June
Monday 3rd July
Monday 17th July
Vacating the school premises
Please could you ensure that you have left the school premises with your child immediately following collection time.
There should not be anyone playing on the top field after school for safeguarding reasons. Regular patrols of the area will be made by site staff to ensure the site is clear.
Accent Catering Competition
Thank you to everyone who entered the Accent Catering quiz and colouring competitions. There was a beautiful collection of coloured kiwis and the winner was Leo in Lions. Marlene in 4B has won the kiwi quiz. Both children will receive a £5.00 book token from Accent Catering in their next appropriate assembly.
Next month’s fruit is the pineapple and a new quiz and colouring competition will be sent out separately. Paper copies can also be collected at main reception.
The closing date for entries will be Monday 29th May 2017.
Staff news
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Bromwich is expecting her third child!
Please join us in congratulating her and her husband Jim, and we look forward to meeting baby Bromwich in the late Autumn.
School tie reminder
The school tie is a compulsory item and must be worn all day, unless specified by the teacher.
Should you need to purchase another, they can be obtained from the uniform shop (opening times above)
Sevenoaks Partnership Great British Bake-Off Final
Grace in 3C participated in the Grand Final of the Sevenoaks Partnership Great British Bake-Off at Knole Academy on 4th May.

The theme for the baking was a celebration, and all the finalists created some truly spectacular cakes. Although Grace was not the eventual winner, we are sure you will agree that her cake looks utterly delicious, and we congratulate her on reaching so far! Well done, Grace, and maybe we will see you in the future with Mary Berry!


Grace, pictured in front of her cake with renowned chef, Rosemary Schrager




Love singing? Numama Sevenoaks is a daytime community choir, run on Wednesday mornings in central Sevenoaks. A number of our parents are already participants! There is a mother & baby choir at 9:45am and a ladies only session at 11:00am.

A wide range of music is sung, and you don’t need any experience or to be able to read music. You don’t even have to be a particularly great singer! What you do need is a sense of fun, enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. Strictly no auditions!!

For further information visit Numama Choir or email    

Sporting achievement – Taekwondo

We are thrilled to announce that Fleur in 6A is now the proud owner of a first degree black belt in Taekwondo! After many hours of study and gruelling 8 hour long grading, she can now claim to be one of the younger members of Fortitude Academy to achieve black belt.

In order to pass the grading, Fleur had to demonstrate all 9 colour belt patterns, sit a theory paper on technique and terminology. On the practical side, she also needed to show self-defence moves, spar with two others, and to finish, break two wooden boards with her hand and foot.

Pictured: Fleur with her instructor Mr Simmonds



Trips and payments

At this time of the year there are a number of school trips taking place, and parents/carers are asked to return slips or pay online in good time. Unfortunately, a great number need to be chased up in order for all children to participate.

If you have any problems making a payment or completing any slip, do drop by the main reception for help.

Our preferred method of payment for trips is via our online payment system. Paper permission slips DO NOT need to be returned if you use this method.

Whilst we do accept cash (exact amounts) and cheques from a small number of contacts, we would encourage everyone to give the system a go!

For a link to set up an online account, please email